Encyclopedia of Technology and Applied Sciences 11-volume set

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9780761471165: Encyclopedia of Technology and Applied Sciences 11-volume set

This comprehensive yet concise reference resource follows in the tradition of "Encyclopedia of Life Sciences" and "Encyclopedia of Earth and Physical Sciences" to supplement the science classroom curriculum. Clearly written and lavishly illustrated, it sheds light on a wide range of topics. It features: 10 volumes of articles in A-Z format; additional index volume; volume indexes; consistent format; brief description of topic; and colour-coded focus boxes: Core Facts (found in longer articles), Connections (cross-references), A Closer Look, History of Technology, People, Looking to the Future, Wider Impact; full-colour photographs and diagrams; "See Also" references; and further readings. Over 400 articles cover all aspects of technology and the scientific theories and innovations at its core. The far-reaching range of topics includes: Aerodynamics, Blood Transfusion, Chemical Engineering, Dentistry, Energy Resources, Food Preservation, Glass and Glassmaking, Hazardous Waste, Mass Transit System, Military Vehicles, Paper and Papermaking, Prehistoric Technology, Telecommunications, Ultrasonics, Veterinary Medicine, Water Power, and Wireless Communication. Volume 11 contains: Comprehensive index; Subject indexes: Agricultural and Food Technology; Chemistry and Materials Science; Computers and Communications; Energy and Resources; Engineering, Construction, and Design; Environmental Technology; Manufacturing and Industry; Medical and Biological Technology; Military and Security Technology; Scientists and Inventors; and Transportation Technology; Bibliography; Glossary; Time line of inventions; Inventors and their inventions; Thematic list of contents; and Conversion chart. This clearly written and well-organized set helps students understand and appreciate technology and its role in history and society. Colour-coded focus boxes, full-colour photographs, scientific illustrations, and drawings make an extensive amount of material readily accessible.

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"It will be an excellent addition to the secondary school library." -- American Reference Books Annual 2001

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